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The Torah Story

, 2006
ISBN: 9780310493587



The Torah Story introduces the first five books of the Old Testament. A sophisticated study text written in an engaging and accessible voice, The Torah Story includes flexible study options that help students understand how these key books contribute to the ongoing story of salvation.

Working knowledge of the Torah is essential for every serious student of the Scriptures. Written in an engaging and accessible voice, even while digging into difficult and complicated matters at a sophisticated level, The Torah Story emphasizes the content of the text itself, moving beyond debating dates and theories of authorship into understanding how these five key books of the Bible help us understand the story of salvation. Providing flexible options for further study, each chapter includes the following:

  • Tips and tools for getting started
  • Questions that focus on key issues Key terms to look for
  • Outlines and summaries of the material
  • An interactive workshop designed for students, individuals, or study groups
  • Challenge questions drawn from the chapter and biblical text
  • Advanced questions for those who want deeper exploration of biblical contexts, language, and exegetical or theological issues
  • Research project suggestions

This resource brings a refreshingly new approach to the Torah—neither an introduction nor a commentary—The Torah Story provides a model of how to read Scripture intertextually. It leaves no doubt as to the overarching unity of the message and composition of the Pentateuch.

  • Title: The Torah Story: An Apprenticeship on the Pentateuch
  • Author: Gary Edward Schnittjer
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Print Publication Date: 2006
  • Logos Release Date: 2011
  • Pages: 592
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Bible. O.T. Pentateuch › Criticism, interpretation, etc
  • ISBNs: 9780310493587, 9780310248613
  • Resource Type: Bible Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2020-08-27T21:13:04Z

Dr. Schnittjer has been teaching part-time at Biblical Theological Seminary since 1999, mostly in biblical studies. He is an active member of several academic societies devoted to biblical and theological studies, and he has received a half dozen academic awards. You are welcome to take a look at his book The Torah Story and his interactive biblical Hebrew website. In addition to teaching at Biblical Theological Seminary, Dr. Schnittjer is Professor of Biblical Studies at Philadelphia Biblical University. He has taught at Briercrest Seminary, Dallas Seminary, Bryan College, and Lancaster Bible College Graduate School. Email:


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